The lymphatic (lymphoid) system is essentially a drainage system, which is concerned with return of a fluid called " lymph " back to the blood stream. It consists of lymphatic tissues and lymphatic vessels.
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The lymphatic (lymphoid) system is essentially a drainage system, which is concerned with return of a fluid called "lymph" back to the blood stream.
It consists of lymphatic tissues and lymphatic vessels.
Its components are not in continuous order, but are scattered throughout the body and it services almost all regions.
Lymphatic tissuesare a type of connective tissue that contains large numbers of lymphocytes.
Lymphatic tissue is organized into the following organs: the thymus, lymph nodes, spleen, and lymphatic nodules.
Lymphatic tissue is essential for the immunologic defenses of the body against bacteria and viruses.
The functions of the lymphatic system are just as varied as its locations. These functions fall into 3 categories:
Inguinal lymph nodes: are divided into superficial & deep groups.
Lymphangitis, Lymphadenitis, and Lymphedema:
Spread of cancer: